The Picturesque Antiquities Of Spain

WELLS, NATHANIEL ARMSTRONG

£125.00

Publisher

Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street

Place

London

Date

1846

Synopsis

Described in a series of letters, with illustrations, representing moorish palaces, cathedrals and other monuments of art, contained in the cities of burgos, valladolid, toledo, and seville.

Item Description

FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. 6.75 x 9.75 inches. ix + [i] + 437 + [1]. Illustrated by 10 engraved plates, including frontispiece and by 19 wood engravings in texgt. Bound in original calf with gilt borders; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated blind stamping and gilt with contrasting black morocco title label. All edges gilt. Extremities worn but a very good clean interior. 1852 gift inscription on second free endpaper. An account of travels around Spain with impressions of the historical sites visited. Nathaniel Armstrong Wells (1806 - 46) was a son of Nathaniel Wells (1779 - 1852) whose mother was a slave on the plantations, but who inherited the estate of his Welsh merchant father, becoming a wealthy Monmouthshire landowner, magistrate, High Sheriff of the county and a lieutenant of yeomanry.

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